Plant Plants! …and order veggies for 4.25.15

It has been a beautiful spring week around here (albeit with rain a bit more often than we would prefer, but hey…). Our vegetable beds are greening up. More and more plants are getting out of the greenhouse and into the ground. There is still a traffic jam in the greenhouse (so many plants in the queu!) But things are moving in the right direction. IMG_20150422_162212[1] We are really excited about the plants we have for sale this spring. Vegetable and herb gardeners – let us tell you why we are excited. high tunnel soil lesson Our starts for your garden are Certified Naturally Grown, just like everything we grow, which means they are grown using only biological and mineral inputs. We mix our own potting mix, using only ingredients that are approved for organic seedling production. They are started from seed here at our farm. Our plants are not root bound. These plants are simply healthier plants than those available from the large retailers that we know are more convenient for you shoppers. Additionally, recent news revealed that most plants sold at Lowes and Home Depot had residue on them of an agricultural pesticide that kills honeybees (neonicotinoids). charles installing bees  We obviously do not use any neonicotinoids but they are common in agriculture and we encourage all of you to seek out produce that is free from substances harmful to pollinators (like ours!) and also seek out garden plants that are pollinator friendly! (Lowes has announced that they will phase out the use of this pesticide on their plants…but not until 2019 and only if a “suitable replacement” is found. This does not fill us with optimism.) Additionally, we have chosen unique varieties of many of our crops that are best suited for growing in this lovely Virginia climate. These varieties aren’t found at the big-box retailers. We also innoculate our potting mix with beneficial bacteria (which allow an amazing synergy between plant roots and nutrients in the soil – getting the nutrients into the plant) and include local food-based compost in our potting mix. It is good stuff! This is only a partial list of ingredients. We will tell more in the future! Accordingly, we have our plants listed in our online-ordering for Market Share CSA members and… we will open up for on-farm plant sales starting this Saturday, April 25th! As of Wednesday afternoon, the front of the barn looks like the photo below, but it will be cleaned up in time for you to stop by and purchase plants this weekend. Labeled tables of plants will be outside our greenhouse (immediately facing the barn) for you to select from. Our customary honor-system cash box set up will be in the front bay of the barn (which will become the vegetable pick up area starting in May) for you to leave your payment (cash, check, or Market Share CSA balance). Self-serve Plant Sale hours: 9am – 5 pm. 7 days/week. 20150422_181633[1]Driving Directions to our farm: 9501 Deer Range Rd, Moseley VA 23120 – Take the Hull Street Road exit off of 288, West toward Amelia. Deer Range Road is directly off Hull Street (about 9 miles after the 288 exit) on the left after you pass Grange Hall Elementary. Turn Left onto Deer Range Rd, and we are at the very end of the road (1.5 miles). When you get to the cul-de-sac where the pavement ends, you are looking at our fields of vegetables and greenhouses. From the cul-de-sac, please travel on the middle driveway to arrive at our barn and greenhouse. Park in gravel spots in front of barn, which serves as the hub of all farm activities. Finally – promised recipe suggestions. Radishes: Try them roasted! Or simply slice and dip in salt. Or slice and spread a little butter on top and sprinkle salt on top. Or slice on top of a salad. Garlic Scallions — use like garlic and/or onions. Slice, saute in butter with salt, and serve with anything — any protein dish, pasta, stir fry…
Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week: Beets, Chard, Garlic Scallions, Kale (red russian), Microgreens, Spinach, Radishes…and Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread. PLUS Plants: Basil, Parsley, Broccoli, Cabbage, Collards, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Eggplant.
2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Saturday, April 25 at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the South of the James market. (Any vegetables remaining after CSA members choose their selection will be available at the SOJ market, along with transplants for your garden.) 20150420_133241[1]**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.
AND – those of you wanting to sport our beautiful (and organic!) t-shirts and/or hoodies, you can now order them directly from the printer, in the size and color of your choosing! See our online shirt shop to place your order. We can’t wait to see you sporting these! Huge thanks, as always, to the talented Jennifer Strader for drawing the artwork for us.
Enjoy ~ Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.)

Farm Day is Saturday, May 9th! 1:00 – 5:00pm. Open Farm/Open Barn. Plant Sale. Guided Tour at 2:30. Apiary (honeybee hives) interpretation. Food samples featuring our veggies. Lemon/lavender popsicles for sale for the young and young at heart. Shop from our full selection of vegetable and herb transplants for your garden. Check out the new barn, featuring farm stand and CSA member pick up area, and join in a guided walking tour of our abundant vegetable farm in Chesterfield county to learn how we manage the soil and plants for optimum health, nutritional content, and overall deliciousness! Please plan to join us, and spread the word! {No fee for the tour. Family friendly. Please – no pets.} plant sale farm tour 2015-05

Eating up this Goodness…for 4.18.2015

After our passionate email last week, we received numerous (and very appreciated!) notes of thanks and solidarity. We were also sweetly reminded that many people need ongoing help in the form of recipe suggestions to know the best way to prepare and enjoy the vegetables that we grow.
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Thank you for the reminder! We normally include recipe suggestions just in our emails May – November, but we will get things started again today. We also often hear that many of you are looking for the most simple suggestions of how to prepare this food. Thus, we vow for 2015 to offer more very simple ideas of dishes, in addition to more time-intensive recipes. (Save those for Sundays??)
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Farm Family confession, first: Most simple vegetable preparation ideas are going to sound like this: “Saute with onion, garlic, butter, and salt.”  – OR – “Chop into bite-size pieces and mix raw vegetable with olive oil, salt, and pepper.”

Confession, Part 2: If you ask our children the simplest way they enjoy many vegetables, they might start reciting their favorite food poem, which includes the line “Nothing is dross under barbecue sauce!” This is known to make Janet cry a little, as topping all vegetables with barbecue sauce is less than a compliment to the cook, but hey – sometimes we have to compromise to get young eaters to eat as many vegetables as we parents would like them to eat. [Full poem information: “Song to Barbecue Sauce” by Roy Blount, Jr., pg 163, The Hungry Ear Poems of Food and Drink edited by Kevin Young.] Their next favorite line from the poem: “I’d eat Spanish moss…With barbecue sauce.”
Dan BCS  Out of the kitchen and onto the farm: Spring is marching onward. We prep beds as shown above, after adding a carefully calculated mix of nutrients, per soil test and planned crops to plant in said bed. field mizuna
Then we transplant all the thousands of plants from the greenhouse into the earth.

Everything that we have planted outside is still busy growing – not yet ready to harvest. Thank you for your patience! From our high tunnel, we have salad greens and cooking greens this week. As promised, we offer up that the best way to enjoy both is as mentioned above! All three are fabulous raw, tossed with just olive oil, salt, and perhaps some balsamic vinegar. For the kale and chard, we like to slice them into manageable pieces and then massage the liquids and salt into them. OR – saute the kale and/or chard with butter, onion, garlic, and salt. (The onions and garlic need more cooking time than the greens – soften them in the cooking oil first, then add the greens for a quick saute.)

We also have some beets available. They fall into our next favorite cooking style category: Dice and roast! Dice, toss with a bit of fat of your choice (butter, coconut oil…) in addition to salt and pepper, spread on a baking sheet, and roast at 375 degrees until the texture of your preference. (20 minutes?)
Oh…and those onions we suggest putting in every saute? This time of year it is scallions that are available. We love them!scallions
Tisha of Tisha Lyn Photography is doing a fabulous farm-photography project this season, and we are honored to be a part. She visited us this past week and has teased us with showing us just one incredibly lovely photo. See below! And, if you are looking for someone for family or event portraits, we can’t recommend her enough. 
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Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week: Beets, Chard, Salad Mix, Kale (red russian), Microgreens, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread. PLUS Plants: Cabbage, Collards, Kale, earliest-season Tomatoes

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Saturday, April 18 at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the South of the James market. (Any vegetables remaining after CSA members choose their selection will be available at the SOJ market, along with transplants for your garden.)

**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

AND – those of you wanting to sport our beautiful (and organic!) t-shirts and/or hoodies, you can now order them directly from the printer, in the size and color of your choosing! See our online shirt shop to place your order. We can’t wait to see you sporting these! Huge thanks, as always, to the talented Jennifer Strader for drawing the artwork for us.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.)

Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of vegetable and herb transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word! Check out the new barn, featuring farm stand and CSA member pick up area, and join in a guided walking tour of our abundant vegetable farm in Chesterfield county to learn how we manage the soil and plants for optimum health, nutritional content, and overall deliciousness!  {No fee for the tour. Family friendly. Please – no pets.}
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Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of (in exchange for cash or vegetables)…
:: Area rug approximately 6×9′ or bigger (to use in the area we are making in the barn in which our children may play and rest comfortably during work days)

Why we farm? Our children…& orders/mkt for 4.11.2015

We are often asked why we farm for a living. There is a beautiful love story that we like to tell – of how we fell in love with each other at the same time as falling in love with agrarian living and the most real, most fresh, organic vegetables we’d ever experienced. We were in our early twenties. Life was simple, fun, and filled with learning about things we had never before encountered and it spurred years of dreaming about our future farm.
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But there is a second part of the answer to that question. That first story addresses what got us into farming for a living but it does not address what keeps us in this business. It does not address what provides the daily motivation to make our business successful – what makes us determined to still be doing this work of growing enough vegetables to feed 200 local families twenty years from now.
848 The title of this post is the spoiler, of course. We have realized that we are now doing this for our children. 860
That could mean a few different things. It could mean we want a farm-based lifestyle for our kids. Or that we want them growing up close to the process of growing vegetables. Or that we want them to know more about organic soil science than the average kiddo.
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All of these things are true. But more than those wonderful aspects of our life with these four amazing children, we have realized that we are growing, and therefore feeding them, the most nutritious food around. Regardless of dietary choices they make as adults, we know that providing them a foundation of supremely nutritious vegetables during their childhood is incredibly valuable. The most nutritious vegetables are the tastiest, and they know and love great tasting veggies. Don’t try to feed them frozen or canned versions. They will politely (and discreetly) tell us that they “don’t prefer it” – our instructed wording for things that they aren’t enjoying at the moment. They will divulge that it doesn’t taste right. Their taste buds can tell, and really nutritious food during this time of phenomenal brain development sets them up for the best health we can allow for. It also awakens their taste buds from an early age to how wonderful real, raw, fresh, nutrient dense food (also grown organically) tastes and how nourishing it is. This is our most basic motivation and our gift to them. We believe we can’t buy more nutritious vegetables for them, so we better keep growing them. We think this is a win-win for our community: as we are motivated to grow seriously nutritious food, our community benefits. Whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family with children, if you care about the level of nutrition you are feeding yourself and/or your dependents, please know: We care, too. We care a lot. This care leads to intense interest, research, experimentation, analysis, and determination to keep it up, year after year. Sure, we love working outside. We thrive on the intellectual challenges and curiosities of this work. We cherish our relationships with community members and longtime customers. We love getting together with our community of biological farmers throughout Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the East Coast. But our role as parents and our desire for a nutritious foundation for our children makes this pursuit personal and fervent.
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So now you know our personal story. It connects us to your best interest. And, lucky for us, it is super fun and rewarding. So much so that it makes frustrating moments with the tractor (shown above) worth it in the grand scheme of things.
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Tractor problems get fixed, fields get prepped, and vegetables get planted.
20150406_120554[1] We analyze soil test reports for days on end, run calculations on what we need to acquire and do to make the nutrition available in the soil, and tend these thousands of baby plants so that we can all get some seriously good tasting, healthy eating from this amazing soil.

**In our efforts to deliver these veggies to you cherished consumers, we are in need of many paper bags. Any that you can bring us at a pick-up spot or market is most appreciated! Thank you!

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week:
Beets, Carrots, Chard, Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale (red russian), Microgreens, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Saturday, April 11 at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the South of the James market. (Any vegetables remaining after CSA members choose their selection will be available at the SOJ market, along with our first offering of transplants.

**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

AND – those of you wanting to sport our beautiful (and organic!) t-shirts and/or hoodies, you can now order them directly from the printer, in the size and color of your choosing! See our online shirt shop to place your order. We can’t wait to see you sporting these! Huge thanks, as always, to the talented Jennifer Strader for drawing the artwork for us.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.)

Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of vegetable and herb transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word! Check out the new barn, featuring farm stand and CSA member pick up area, and join in a guided walking tour of our abundant vegetable farm in Chesterfield county to learn how we manage the soil and plants for optimum health, nutritional content, and overall deliciousness!  {No fee for the tour. Family friendly. Please – no pets.}
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Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of (in exchange for cash or vegetables)…
:: Area rug approximately 6×9′ or bigger (to use in the area we are making in the barn in which our children may play and rest comfortably during work days)

**Note from our favorite livestock farm: Ault’s Family Farm now has rabbit meat available. There are rumors that you may be able to reserve chickens from them in the future. Send them a note if you are interested, and tell them you want to pick up at Broadfork. :) aultsfamilyfarm@gmail.com

**If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have first access to our harvest, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA seasonThough the main harvest season is still ahead of us, your investment now allows us the funds needed in the early season.

This Week for Broadfork…orders & mkt for 4.4.2015

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A few warm, windy days make us vegetable growers so very happy. 
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We are enthusiastically putting as many plants in the ground as we can, and feeding them good, organic love to help them grow, grow, grow.
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Things are moving along at a clip around here these days, as seeds continue to get started in the greenhouse, beds are prepped in our fields, plants are transplanted, finishing touches are going up on the barn (get ready for the unveiling of our new CSA member pick up area/farm stand in the next few weeks!), and farmers’ market supplies are getting dusted off and loaded up in the market van.
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We’ll see everyone at the South of the James market this weekend, in Forest Hill park, from 9:00-12:00.
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Remember to mark your calendars for  our Plant Sale and Farm Tour: May 9th. Plant Sale: 1-5 pm. Farm Tour: 2:30 pm20150326_153724[1]Check out the new barn, featuring farm stand and CSA member pick up area, and join in a guided walking tour of our abundant vegetable farm in Chesterfield county to learn how we manage the soil and plants for optimum health, nutritional content, and overall deliciousness!  {No fee for the tour. Family friendly. Please – no pets.}

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week:
Chard, Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale (curly or red russian), Microgreens, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Saturday, April 4 at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the South of the James market.

**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

AND – those of you wanting to sport our beautiful (and organic!) t-shirts and/or hoodies, you can now order them directly from the printer, in the size and color of your choosing! See our online shirt shop to place your order. We can’t wait to see you sporting these! Huge thanks, as always, to the talented Jennifer Strader for drawing the artwork for us.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.)

Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word!
plant sale farm tour 2015-05
Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of (in exchange for cash or vegetables)…
:: Area rug approximately 6×9′ or bigger (to use in the area we are making in the barn in which our children may play and rest comfortably during work days)

**Note from our favorite livestock farm: Ault’s Family Farm now has rabbit meat available. There are rumors that you may be able to reserve chickens from them in the future. Send them a note if you are interested, and tell them you want to pick up at Broadfork. :) aultsfamilyfarm@gmail.com

**If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have first access to our harvest, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA seasonThough the main harvest season is still ahead of us, your investment now allows us the funds needed in the early season.

 

The Spring Waiting Game…orders for 4.1.2015 (no fooling)

Waiting. Waiting. Checking greenhouse heaters. Checking the extended forecast. Drinking tea. The sweet Yogi brand of tea has a positive message attached to each tea bag. This past week, a tea bag selection brings the message ‘Patience pays.’ We wait some more. Taking deep breaths. Planting too early does no one any good. Calling our peer farmers.
“You able to get some plants in the ground?”
“Yeah, a few.”
“Yeah, here, too. A few. Doesn’t seem like enough.”
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Last year we had tomatoes planted in the high tunnel (unheated greenhouse) by now. This year we are still picking chard and spinach and kale and salad from the tunnel on March 31, and plan to be picking those crops from the tunnel into April.
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Spring will arrive. Summer will arrive. Plants will grow. We will feed people. But the devil in spring is that sometimes it is a “hurry up and wait” game. We have to be ready for whenever the planting window opens up. We have to hope that we won’t run out of space in the greenhouse in the meantime. (See the backlog of baby plants in the greenhouse with nowhere to go. There is a second greenhouse, too. Smaller. Equally full of trays.)
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We have to have faith in the inevitability of the cyclic progression and check our frustrations that grow out of impatience. We have to adjust the business projections and the budget attached to the expectation that “spring” will arrive at a certain point and allow us to plant according to the idyllic schedule that we outlined in January. We take more deep breaths as we contemplate the vulnerability of  supporting our family by growing and selling vegetables.
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We surrender to the dictation of the weather. We meet the weather in the middle. We cover fields to keep the upcoming rain off the beds so that we can plant in that section in a few days. We embrace the row-cover dance, wherein we begin the laborious ritual of covering thousands of plants with blankets to keep them warm during these unseasonably cold nights. We load up on some more greenhouse heating fuel, and clear out some more space for trays of transplants. We brew some more tea, extracting reassurance from the messages attached to the tea bags. We receive three unsolicited love messages from CSA members telling us how wonderful our produce is and how important it is to be able to nourish their families with our vegetables. We are humbled – by weather, by CSA members. We tell the crew to expect some long days in the next week, as we see the planting window opening up. The vegetables will grow and we will feed people.
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Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week:
Chard, Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale (curly), Microgreens, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Wednesday, April 1 at our farm or at Good Health Herbs. (Heads up: We plan to return to the South of the James market starting this Saturday, April 4th.)

**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.)

Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word!
plant sale farm tour 2015-05
Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of (in exchange for cash or vegetables)…
::Top loading washing machine (only the spin cycle needs to work)
:: Area rug approximately 6×9′ or bigger (to use in the area we are making in the barn in which our children may play and rest comfortably during work days)

**Note from our favorite livestock farm: Ault’s Family Farm now has rabbit meat available. There are rumors that you may be able to reserve chickens from them in the future. Send them a note if you are interested, and tell them you want to pick up at Broadfork. :)  aultsfamilyfarm@gmail.com

**If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have first access to our harvest, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA seasonThough the main harvest season still awaits, your investment now allows us the funds needed in the early season.

Planting for the Season…orders for 3.25.2015

Likely no one in the Richmond area (or the mid-Atlantic…or the Northeast) needs to hear from us that it is a later spring than usual. But we will type it here just because it is such a significant force for us each day right now.
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But the plants remind us that the cycle continues on, regardless of specific timing. Seeds are germinating. Plants are growing. We were able to start planting (a very small amount) of plants outside last week. The extended forecast is for continued lower-than-average temps for the next little while. We will savor (or ask you to remind us to savor!) this memory once July’s heat is in full effect.
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Meanwhile, our high tunnels (unheated greenhouses) have salad greens and cooking greens for Market Share CSA members this week. Thank goodness!

We had the good fortune of having the public television show Virginia Farming recently visit us for an interview. You can view online as soon as they post a link (later this week?).

Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word!
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Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of…::Top loading washing machine (only the spin cycle needs to work   :: Area rug approximately 6×9′ or bigger (to use in the area we are making in the barn in which our children may play and rest comfortably during work days)

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week:
Carrots, Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale (curly), Microgreens, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Wednesday, March 25 at our farm or at Good Health Herbs.

**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew

**If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have first access to our harvest, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA seasonThough the main harvest season still awaits, your investment now allows us the funds needed in the early season.

(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.)

Vegetables = Spring…for 3.18.2015

With winter now safely (?) behind us, we are reminded why we love growing vegetables in Virginia: Mid-March and we are surrounded by baby plants, even if it is a bit later this year than usual.
A whole lot of this…Sylvie greenhouse…has led to a couple of greenhouses full of this: DSC_0001

We get glimpses from time to time that the fields are going to dry out enough to let us work them. Meanwhile, we get rid of some weeds with flame.
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The front/pick-up area/farm stand section of our barn is working its way toward completion, aided greatly by our wonderful fathers (pictured below). We’ll have this wrapped up in time for our Farm Share CSA pick up season that begins May 6th. CSA sign up is still going on! Visit our CSA page to learn more and sign up
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We had the good fortune of having the public television show Virginia Farming visit us for an interview last week. We are set to air on the show this coming Friday. You can view online or watch on WCVE next Sunday morning at 8:30.

Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word!
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Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of…::Top loading washing machine (only the spin cycle needs to work   :: Area rug approximately 10’x12′ or bigger

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week:
Carrots, Salad Mix, Spinach, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Wednesday, March 18 at our farm or at Good Health Herbs.

**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew

**If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have first access to our harvest, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA seasonThough the main harvest season still awaits, your investment now allows us the funds to start the season.

(Want to learn more about us? Visit us on Facebook or Instagram.)DSC_0012